Below is a complete list of entries submitted in our poll to find the top five most influential books as voted for by readers of Landscape.

The full list of books as voted for by Landscape readers
A.G. Tansley; Britain’s Green Mantle

Anne Whiston Spirn; The Granite Garden- Urban Nature and Human Design

Anne Whiston Spirn; The Language of Landscape

Anthony Hiss; The Experience of Place

Baumeister, N; New Landscape Architecture

Bernard Rudofsky; Architecture without Architects

Brian Hackett; Landscape Planning- Introduction to Theory and Practice

Brian Hackett; Planting Design

Burns, C. & Kahn, A; Site Matters

Caroline Stanton; Skye and Lochalsh Landscape Character Assessment

Charles Jencks; The Architecture of the Jumping Universe

Christopher Tunnard; Gardens in the Modern Landscape

Clare Cooper Marcus; People Places: Design Guidelines for Urban Open Space

Clemens Steenbergen, Gerrit Smienk, Wouter Reh; Architecture & Landscape

Corner, J; Recovering Landscape

CS Stein; Towards New towns for America

Diane Ackerman; A Natural History of the Senses

Elizabeth B. Kassler; Modern Gardens and the Landscape

Franz Kafka; The Castle

Geoffrey and Susan Jellicoe; Landscape of Man

Gordon Cullen; Townscape

Gordon Cullen; Visions of Urban Design

Iain Sinclair; Lights out for the Territory

Ian McHarg; Design with Nature

Italo Calvino; Invisible Cities

J. R. R. Tolkien; Lord of the Rings

James Corner; Recovering Landscape

James Lovelock; Gaia: A New Look at Life on Earth

Jane Brown; A Garden and Three Houses

Jane Jacobs; The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Jared Diamond; Collapse; How Societies choose to Fail or Survive

Jared Diamond; Guns, Germs and Steel: A short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years

Jim McCluskey; Road form and townscape

Joe Simpson; Touching the Void

John Brookes; Room Outside

John Brookes; The Small Garden

John Ormsbee Simonds; Landscape Architecture.  

John Ruskin; Modern Paintings

Jonathan Swift; Gulliver’s Travels

Juhani Pallasmaa; The Eyes of the Skin

Kevin Lynch; The Image of the City

Kevin Whelan, Matthew Stout; The Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape

Kongjian You; The Art of Survival, Recovering Landscape Architecture

Lars Gemzoe & Jan Gehl; New City Spaces

Lawrence Halprin; Cities

Lawrence Halprin; Process Architecture #4

Lucretius; De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things)

Marc Treib; Modern Landscape Architecture: A Critical Review

Mark A. Benedict & Edward T. McMahon; Green Infrastructure Linking Landscapes and Communities

Michael Soule; Conservation Biology: The Science of Scarcity and Diversity

Moore, K; Overlooking the Visual

Nan Fairbrother; New lives, New Landscapes

Nicola Garmory, Rachel Tennant and Clare Winsch; Professional Pratice for Landscape Architect’s

Nigel Dunnett and Noel Kingsbury; Green Roofs and Living Walls

Oliver Rackham; The History of the Countryside

Peter Randall-Page and Chris Chapman; Granite Song

Peter Shepard, Modern Gardens

Piet Oudolf & Noël Kingsbury; Designing with Plants

Piet Oudolf & Noël Kingsbury; Planting Design: Gardens in time and space

Primo Levi; The Periodic Table

Prof. Carys Swanwick et al; Landscape Character Assessment – Guidance for England and Scotland

Rachel Carson; Silent Spring

Rachel Kaplan et al; With People in Mind: The Design and Management of Everyday Nature

Rebecca Krinke et al; Contemporary landscapes of contemplation

Reed, P; Groundswell

Richard Bisgrove; History of the English Garden

Richard Fortey; The Earth: An Intimate History

Richard Westmaccott & T. Worthington; New Agricultural Landscapes

Robert L. Thayer; Gray World, Green Heart

Robert Roberts; The Classic Slum: Salford in the First Quarter of the Century

Robert Thayer; Denatured Visions – Landscape and Culture in the 20th Century

Roland Huntford; The Last Place on Earth

Sima Eliovson; The Gardens of Burle Marx

Simon Bell; Landscape; Pattern Perception and Process

Simon Swaffield; Theory in Landscape Architecture: A Reader

Steven Pinker; The Language Instinct

Sylvia Crowe; Tomorrow’s Landscape

The Courtyard Houses; Jorn Utzon Logbook Vol. 1

Theodore D. Walker; Plan Graphics

Timothy Beatley; Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age

Urban Motorways Committee; New roads in towns: report of the Urban Motorways Committee to the Secretary of State for the Environment;    H.M.S.O

W. G. Hoskins; The Making of the English Landscape



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